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As part of the school district’s long-range financial and program planning, the Orono School Board unanimously approved placing a request for voters to renew the district’s technology levy on the November 8, 2022, general election ballot. Because the request is a straight renewal of an existing levy, there will be no tax increase for property… Continue Reading Tech Levy Renewal on November 2022 Ballot

Please review the Safe Return to School Plan for more information on COVID-19 protocols and isolation and quarantine guidelines . The COVID-19 Dashboard includes data (updated every Friday) and summaries from the COVID-19 Response Team. Masking expectations will shift to strongly recommended beginning February 22, 2022 following the Presidents Day holiday.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) has recently honored Orono Intermediate School (IS) fifth-grader, Luke Mitchell, with the Grand Honors award. He also received further accolades as “one of the brightest students in the world.” CTY is an international program that identifies and recognizes the academic capabilities of advanced students around the world. Luke… Continue Reading Luke Mitchell Receives Grand Honors award from JHU

The state has set an open enrollment application deadline of January 15 each year. Now that the deadline has passed, open enrollment applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Students will be invited to enroll in Orono Schools on a space-available basis. Complete information is available on the enrollment webpage:  Please note that parents/guardians… Continue Reading Open Enrollment Applications

Senior Scholars Honored

On November 8, 2021, Orono Schools celebrated the accomplishments of 25 students from the Class of 2022. These students have excelled academically and earned recognition through the National Merit Scholarship and Advanced Placement Scholar programs.  National Merit Scholarship ProgramThe National Merit® Scholarship Program is a nationwide academic competition recognizing some of America’s most promising students.… Continue Reading Senior Scholars Honored